Lilydale Picnic Shelter Project

Lilydale Picnic Shelter DD View


The department of Parks and Recreation has allocated funding for a new picnic pavilion and a restroom structure for Lilydale Regional Park.  The final program will be determined by a study of site conditions, including capacity of the soils near the river, however anticipated program includes a restroom stall, a picnic shelter for 8 tables, and modifications to trail alignments. Pending the analysis, construction is planned to begin in the summer of 2019.

We are excited to be working with the architects at VJAA for design of the pavilion and restroom.  VJAA has won numerous design awards and received the National Firm Award in 2012, the highest honor possible from the American Institute of Architects. 

As the schedule proceeds and the analysis of the site conditions is balanced with the possibilities of the budget, design and project progress will be posted to this website.

Community Open House

Join us for a community open house meeting to review and discuss the design for the new picnic pavilion in Lilydale Regional Park. Members of the design team from VJA Architects and the City of Saint Paul will be there to listen to feedback and provide information about the design. 

Open House
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
El Rio Vista Recreation Center
179 Robie St E, Saint Paul, MN 55107